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Turning Back the Clock 4-28-11

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15 Years Ago

April 25, 1996
Members of the community were honored for their dedication to the community. Joyce Doyle, was awarded Grant Countian of the Year; Jeannie Broyles received Excellence in Education; Jim and Ann Conrad were granted Excellence in Business, and Lamar Fowler was the recipient of Volunteer of the Year. Guest speaker was State Representative Jim Bunning.

The city of Williamstown and Grant County officials disputed maintenance issues of Barnes Road. The annexation, which came in 1994 left Kline Hedges’ drive unattended to as well as the reconstruction and repairs. The county decided not to provide any assistance in repairs.

25 Years Ago

May 1, 1986
Kindergarteners rejoice: The Grant County Board of Education voted that kindergarteners will attend school half a day, five days a week. The board also pledged fiscal support to the Grant County Educational Association, contingent upon the receipt of $10,000 NEA grant which would be used to fund a drop-in center, which makes teachers and school facilities available after regular hours, decreasing the amount of dropout students.  

The proposed Grant Manor nursing home hearing was delayed in Frankfort. The state’s denial of Medicare/ Medicade reimbursement for Grant Manor, Inc., was up for review but was pushed back a week.

50 Years Ago
April 28, 1961
A new method of tax dollars being allocated to the 120 counties in Kentucky was announced for the 1961-62 fiscal year. The 2 cent gasoline tax would be distributed based on four criteria: once-fifth mileage of rural roads, one-fifth rural populated areas, one-fifth equally among the counties and two-fifths on rural areas. The department spent $23,000,000 on rural highways out of total annual revenue of $85,000,000.

Eminence was proclaimed to be the winner in the 1961 Kentucky Chamber of Commerce community development contest at the State Chamber Annual Meeting in Louisville. The town had a population of 1,958. Bands from across the state marched in the parade.